Meaning of Shabbat goyah in English:

Shabbat goyah

Pronunciation /ʃaˈbat ɡɔɪə/ /ʃaˌbat ˈɡɔɪə/

noun

rare
  • In Jewish usage: a non-Jewish woman who performs for strictly Orthodox Jews tasks forbidden to them on the Sabbath, such as lighting domestic fires.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Jewish Herald (Melbourne). From Shabbat + goyah, after Yiddish shabes-goyeh Shabbos goyah.